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Do You Smart Guide?

by Steph on 11 October 2012
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Chances are you may not even realize they are there. I remember when I first stumbled upon smart guides. It made me a very happy little lady. Yes indeed! Well, smart guides are just another way to help you line stuff up in PS. You all know how much I like to line stuff up. You turn them on by going to view->show->smart guides

Smart guides are thin pink lines that help you align thing on your LO.  I hope you can see the lines in the following pictures. It is kind of hard to see. In the first set of pictures, I am trying to line my cluster elements with where I want my title and the circle-

More cluster alignment {I kind of am picky aren’t I?}

And my favorite way to use smart guides- when making titles with alphas! I love it. Smart guides make it so much easier to either get a perfectly straight title, or a balanced look to a fun title. Can you see my light pink smart guides?

Anyway, turn on your smart guides and give them a test drive. You may find that you really like them. I used So Thankful, my latest collection to demonstrate smart guides! You can find that collection HERE on sale at the Studio. AND I even made my cluster into a freebie for you. Check it out HERE

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 NancyP 11 October 2012 at 8:43 pm

Yes, I LOVE the smart guides. They have helped me many times.
Thanks so much for the beautiful border. I love it!!


2 Carolyn 12 October 2012 at 6:10 am

I never had a clue about smart guides. Thanks so much for the tip!


3 Geri 12 October 2012 at 11:42 am

I use smart guids to line all sorts of things on a page. I especially like them for multiple pages of one theme! I can line up the “Page 88″ spot on for each page. I can line up journaling, photos and elements. Love them. Thanks for the border you used in your tutorial.


4 Debbie 12 October 2012 at 1:24 pm

Thank you…I keep using Guide Lines. Way easier to use Smart Guides! Thank you for your tip!!! I appreciate it and I’m sure there are lots of others who do too!

Debbie from Nebraska

PS Beautiful Fall Colors have arrived here!


5 Faith A 13 October 2012 at 2:36 pm

I used to use these years ago and had forgotten about them, when I upgraded to CS, thank you for reminding me. It will life easier LOL.


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